Lions Love (...and Lies)

Agnes Varda (director)
Viva, James Rado, Gerome Ragni, Shirley Clarke (starring)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1969. Two vintage reference photographs from the 1969 film, one borderless and one bordered, both showing Viva, James Rado, and Gerome Ragni. Annotations in manuscript ink and pencil on the versos.

From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler.

A drama with traditional narrative that incorporated improvisational cinema verite. Director Agnes Varda included American director Shirley Clarke in her cast as an avant garde film director who hopes to collaborate with real-life writers James Rado and Jerome Ragni (creators of the musical "Hair"), and wants to cast real-life Warhol superstar Viva as her leading lady. Tough guy Eddie Constantine, director Peter Bogdanovich (after "Targets" but before "The Last Picture Show"), and screenwriter Carlos Clarens lend their occasional presence to the proceedings.

Set and shot on location in Hollywood.

Bordered photograph 7 x 5 inches, borderless photograph 7 x 9.5 inches. Near Fine.

Criterion Collection 43.

[Book #159915]